The Austrian international slid in at the vital moment with Arsenal’s opening goalscorer set to pull the trigger once more in a bid to snatch victory for his side right at the end of a pulsating clash at White Hart Lane.
Alexis Sanchez’s 76th-minute strike ultimately ensured honours ended even at 2-2 but, having seen the Gunners reduced to 10 men prior to us taking a 2-1 lead through Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane, centre-back Kevin was left wondering what might have been.
“It feels a little bit like a defeat today because over the 90 minutes I think we were the better team,” said the 23-year-old.
“We had a lot of clear chances and we didn’t concede a lot of chances ourselves. Their first goal was very unlucky, then we went 2-1 up and we had chances for the third so it’s disappointing that we conceded the second goal and didn’t win this game.
“At the end it was a good tackle and maybe I saved a point but there’s always Hugo Lloris behind me – he’s always there and he would most likely have saved it. It was an important tackle and I don’t want to imagine what would have happened if we hadn’t stopped the shot but the point is okay, there’s still a long way to go, we will get our chances and we have to keep on going like this. We played very well today and I think if we keep it up like this in the next few weeks we can do well.”
With top-of-the-table implications adding even more spice to what is always a hotly-contested fixture, Kevin admitted he was stunned by the deafening noise inside White Hart Lane during the game.
“The atmosphere was crazy today from the first second onwards – unbelievable!” he added. “You couldn’t hear the other players when you wanted to talk to them, that was impossible today.
“The atmosphere was special – I’ve never experienced such a good one before.”